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Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice’

Day 14: Getting your Foot in the Door

July 28th, 2009

A couple of my friends are very interested in the field of criminal justice. Since I’m an intern at, they ask for my advice on how to get their foot in the door and what steps they should take to get to where they want to be. Since I’m not a criminal justice major, and before this internship I knew next to nothing about the field, I decided to investigate for myself so as to be able to provide them with an educated answer. Read more…

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Day 2: Where is Corrections?

June 23rd, 2009

If you’ve seen the popular show “Law and Order,” you’ve heard the opening narration.

“In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.”

Up until a few weeks ago, I listened to this opening credit and assumed it to be right. Read more…

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Day 1: I had no idea.

June 22nd, 2009

My name is Caitlin and the only time I’ve ever been in jail was on a field trip in 11th grade with Mr. Strazdes’ intro-to-psych class. We visited the Plymouth County Correctional Facility, which was interesting but that was the extent of my knowledge in the area. Now, I am the new summer intern for I am a print-journalism major and a political science minor at Hofstra University on Long Island. I’m going into my senior year and honestly have no idea exactly what I want to do yet. This internship will help me figure things out a bit, or at least I hope so. It will also answer all those questions this interesting field and what it might be like to work in the corrections industry as a career. For those of you in the same position as me, I hope these blog posts will help you as you begin the long, sometimes uncertain process of figuring out the rest of your life.

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